Yesterday Gen-la gave another two extraordinary teachings. In the first she taught how to gain deep familiarity with the practice over many sessions, each time staying longer with the experience of our mind mixed with the bliss and emptiness at the heart of Guru Tara, our destination. And in the second – how to understand the emptiness of the self.
Today is Je Tsongkhapa Day, a special day in the Kadampa Buddhist calendar when we remember the great kindness of Je Tsongkhapa and celebrate the union of Je Tsongkhapa and our Spiritual Guide. And we reflect deeply on our great good fortune at having met such a precious Teacher and received the blessings of this unsurpassed tradition.
How wonderful! Last night almost 3,500 people around the world came together virtually to listen to Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong’s opening teaching of the 2021 Fall Festival. Gen-la explained that she was going to teach a very rare practice based on the commentary given by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 1997. Teachings she described as a ‘banquet of delight.’
Through the great kindness of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, this evening at 19.30 UK time, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, will begin the 2021 Fall Festival with an introductory teaching. Then in the following days she will grant the empowerment of Buddha Green Tara and give teachings on the very blessed Tara practice, The Path to Heaven.